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Shanghai Hosts Its First Maker Carnival

timothy posted about a year and a half ago | from the untapped-market dept.

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First time accepted submitter spanner888 writes "The first Shanghai Maker Carnival was held this weekend in conjunction with a Creation Exhibition, an arts and crafts expo with about 200 exhibitors. Makers attended from Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen and visitors came from around China. More photos are in this post, and videos in this one. Other photos can be found in this thread." I like the video that appears to show a smartphone's camera being used as the basis of an input device for a laptop; can anyone out there better explain it?

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To answer OP (2)

trdtaylor (2664195) | about a year and a half ago | (#41871291)

It's like a Kinect, takes 2D image and cuts out the bits that don't look like a hand.

I didn't see anything exciting, new, or innovative in there, all of it has been done (probably patented)

Re:To answer OP (1)

spanner888 (2766799) | about a year and a half ago | (#41876141)

1. I am asking around for contact details for the Robo Peak guys so they can answer, as I can't see any contact info on what I think is their site/blog www,robopeak.net 2. I have taken this great Slashdot opportunity to make an earlier launch of a competition for the award winning SwarmRobots - see www.UsableDevices.com

Re:To answer OP (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41927901)

I am one of the RoboPeak guys. Do you mean our low cost laser projection keyboard prototype?
This prototype is made by a camera (to capture the video to perform OpenCV jobs) and a linear laser to detect user finger distance. The overall cost is about 100 RMB or around USD $20. And it will be fully opensourced.

The laser projection keyboard is not new, but the exisiting products are very expensive compared to our design and all of them are NOT opensourced.

Currently, you may check the following video for more details of this prototype:
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzIwMDc1Mjgw.html

Just stay in America and go to an expo... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41871447)

We all know that all these chinks did was photograph one of ours and copy it (badly)...

Re:Just stay in America and go to an expo... (1)

ArcadeMan (2766669) | about a year and a half ago | (#41872661)

Is AC really trolling?

As you can see in this photo:
http://usabledevices.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Maker-carnival-Shanghai-displays.jpg [usabledevices.com]

They're selling a copy of the MakerBot Replicator:
http://store.makerbot.com/replicator-404.html [makerbot.com]

Re:Just stay in America and go to an expo... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41873327)

We all know that all these chinks did was photograph one of ours and copy it (badly)...

Chink? JA JA JA Troll Level: RAAACIISST.

Re:Just stay in America and go to an expo... (1)

Kerstyun (832278) | about a year and a half ago | (#41873787)

Shut your fuck up you niggra.

AAPL: SHE IS A GOING DOWN MY CAPTAIN !! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41871553)

http://chart.finance.yahoo.com/z?s=AAPL&t=3m&q=l&l=off&z=l&a=v&p=s&lang=en-US&region=US [yahoo.com] [romney_eats_to_his_own_beat.com]

From over $700 per share not even two months ago to heading under $550 per share today !! How the rich and shiny fall so fast !!

Re:AAPL: SHE IS A GOING DOWN MY CAPTAIN !! (1)

ArcadeMan (2766669) | about a year and a half ago | (#41872615)

Same as intel, nVidia, IBM and Microsoft. They're all heading down since the last three months or so.

Carnival? It's a fair. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41871567)

This isn't some Christian get-together.

Re:Carnival? It's a fair. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41871671)

No, a faire. You know what absolute faggots these so-called "makers" are.

Re:Carnival? It's a fair. (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | about a year and a half ago | (#41874769)

This isn't some Christian get-together.

If so, why the references to the First Maker? Sounds quite christiany to me. ;-)

Where is it advertised ? (2)

koxkoxkox (879667) | about a year and a half ago | (#41871575)

I live in Shanghai. Where should I go to know about this kind of event (if possible before they happen, not like this one) ? What are the good local websites or resources ? English and Chinese both OK.

Re:Where is it advertised ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41871595)

Me too. I also live in Shanghai and would also like to know about this sort of event even if it means trekking over to Pu-Jersey to attend one.

Re:Where is it advertised ? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41872065)

XinCheJian (http://xinchejian.com/), the Shanghai Hackerspace, might be a good place to start. Try their mailing list, or just get to know the people there.

mod uP (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41872311)

troubles of Walnut charnel house. EFNet, And apply

New World Emerging (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41872947)

China's innovators are eager ;D

Once all the country comes to better stabilization, production, balance all around, the world will see many great engineers and their work.

No more rebellions, more innovation, balance, perfection and seeking truth.

The U.S. wasn't born as a divine child from God. People all around the world engineered and innovated the U.S. over many years of work.
The creation of the United States was not flawless by the choices of people, it took years experience, experimentation, observation, learning, pain, suffering, love, enlightenment of the universe to build a system. And we continue to build towards perfection and well being, regardless of how what or how many may attempt to oppose.

Re:New World Emerging (1)

ooshna (1654125) | about a year and a half ago | (#41877207)

The U.S. wasn't born as a divine child from God. People all around the world engineered and innovated the U.S. over many years of work.
The creation of the United States was not flawless by the choices of people, it took years experience, experimentation, observation, learning, pain, suffering, love, enlightenment of the universe to build a system. And we continue to build towards perfection and well being, regardless of how what or how many may attempt to oppose.

Whoa whoa whoa. Hold on there buddy. According to my 'Merican History book and I quote 'The founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence and miracles followed, Railroads sprouted coast to coast and oil flowed from the ground like the sweet nectar it was. The Indians all decided to move west and the electric light was born. And through-out the land a great booming voice was heard "You are my chosen people and to you I give all these gifts" So looks like your wrong about the divinity of this great nation. Now I need to get back to helping my daughter with her Science homework 'Why the flood killed the dinosaurs' These Texas middles chools are tough.

Sounds fun (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | about a year and a half ago | (#41873577)

you get to see all the latest crappy and half broken arduino clones and makerbot rip-offs.

Personally I am done buying maker type things from china, by the time its over with I always spend more time or money getting something that works than if I drove down to radio shack (a half hour away) paid retail, and sales tax.

Re:Sounds fun (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41873779)

too bad there's not a maker bot that can create help make human rights

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